Monthly Archives: August 2013

Hugonnier + Kelly

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Art for Modern Architecture (Homage to Ellsworth Kelly) by Marine Hugonnier, 2004-ongoing

 

French artist Marine Hugonnier took cutouts from the book Line Form Color by the mid-century artist Ellsworth Kelly and made these newspaper collages. According to the page where I found these “Art for Modern Architecture investigates the role of the image, its abilities and its limitations and reverses the process by obstructing the press images on the front page of a week’s worth of newspapers.” I mean sure, maybe. I’m not really one to delve into the academic rhetoric of contemporary art. But I do enjoy the outcome. Visually, it’s an interesting juxtaposition of form and context. And it would actually be cool if a major newspaper did this for real. On the one hand it might look like censorship but on the other, I wonder if it could provide a bit of buffer from hasty conclusions.

 

 

 

 

Saenz

Sculpture #12, Fede Saenz

Sculpture #12, Fede Saenz

Sculpture #11, Fede Saenz

Sculpture #11, Fede Saenz

Sculpture #14, Fede Saenz

Sculpture #14, Fede Saenz

Sculpture #10, Fede Saenz

Sculpture #10, Fede Saenz

I first bookmarked artist Federico Saenz because I liked his pink-infused abstract paintings. And then I saw that he also makes these cool geometric sculptures. If I was in a position to buy one or the other, I’d be torn. I’m a sucker for the right doses of pink.

 

 

 

 

 

There is a human in the machine

Integrated Circuit

Integrated Circuit

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Network Object 1

Network Object 1

Breakout

Breakout

Network Object 2

Network Object 2

Rigged

Rigged

Google

Google

Eric Frommelt is a Los Angeles based designer and illustrator who creates very meticulous graphic posters inspired by data and technology: “My work grew out of a desire to show how beautiful data, networks, and information could be represented in the abstract.” He executes this idea of non-literal infographics exceptionally well. I’ve gotten so used to outputting my own graphics via code that sometimes I have to stop and marvel at other people like Eric who can manipulate so many tiny elements by hand. I get overwhelmed by having to make so many little decisions for each placement and colour but in his work I get a real sense of deliberateness and enjoyment from the process.